May 25 – Summer League/Final Schedule & Fees

May 25, 2015

I’ve finalized the Summer League rosters and completed the game assignments – the rosters are listed on the game assignment sheet that can be downloaded below. If you’ve signed up, please do the following:

  1. Send coach the $50 fee (Check made out to Doug Kennedy) – you can mail to – Doug Kennedy, PO Box 858, Norwich, VT 05055 – or bring a check to your first game. Please take care of this as soon as possible – I’d prefer not to spend my time as a collection agent. (In the event that the fee poses a problem, scholarships are available – email coach to request.)
  1. We’re going legal this year. There’s a waiver document to download at the bottom of this blog entry. Please sign and return to me. You can: Mail; Fax – 802-785-4979; or bring to your first game. This must be completed before you play.
  1. Download the game assignment schedule at the bottom of the blog entry. The schedule is in matrix format, showing players, teams and games assignments. Players can look across the matrix adjacent to their name to see game assignments . . . if you have been assigned to a game, the cell under the game date has been filled in. Please note:
  • I have worked with the schedules you forwarded as best as possible. All players were assigned at least six games (unless their personal schedule allowed them fewer games).
  • The assignments result in a number of instances where Div. 2 (Dan & Whit’s) players have been assigned to Div. 4 games, and where Div. 4 (Dan & Whit’s Quattro) players have been assigned to Div. 2 games. I look forward to this, as it will give all an opportunity to play at varying levels and to meet new and experienced players.
  • If your plans change and you cannot make it to an assigned game – please inform me via email as early as possible. While it would appear that we have plenty of players for every game, past experience tells me that people have a tendency to disappear during the summer. Again, let me know if you are going to miss one of your game assignments.

That’s it for now – Coach

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May 12 – Summer League Last Call

May 12, 2015

The time for procrastination is done – if you’re going to play Summer League I need to hear from you now. Please check the details in the April 20th entry below – and get back to me (dkennedy@dougkennedyadvisors.com). I’ll need to finalize rosters soon – Coach

April 29 – Summer League Reminder

April 29, 2015

A reminder that I need to hear from you regarding your participation in Summer League (see description below), as I need to get rosters finalized soon. In particular, I’d urge new players to sign up as I haven’t heard from many of you at this point – this is an excellent way to ‘ease’ into HHS soccer and the high school experience. The soccer is fun and low pressure . . . I’ll be away for a few days and will hope to have heard from many of you upon my return.

Coach

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April 20 – Summer League Sign-Up

April 20, 2015

IMG_0596As the summer approaches, it’s time to get organized for Summer League soccer. Summer League is an excellent way to keep your soccer skills up and to prepare for the coming season. For new players, it’s also an excellent – and low-key – way to get an introduction to high school soccer. There will be a coach at every game, and all games are officiated.

Here’s what you need to know – and how to respond:

  • We’ll have two teams: 1) Dan & Whit’s – older players; 2) Dan & Whit’s Quattro – younger players; Summer League play is available to all who will be playing soccer at HHS in the fall.
  • I’ve attempted to limit travel time by scheduling as many games as possible at our home field – Huntley Meadow in Norwich. Parents/players will be responsible for getting themselves to the home and away games.
  • I’ve scheduled a total of 12 games ~ six games for each team (See Schedule below).
  • Because there is so much ‘coming and going’ during the summer – there will be opportunities for Dan & Whit’s players to play with Dan & Whit’s Quattro and for Dan & Whit’s Quattro players to play with Dan & Whit’s – more on this below.
  • There is a per player cost to cover: team registration, officials’ fees, field fees, highly desirable team t-shirts – the cost per player will be dependent on the number that sign up, but will likely be around $45 to $50. The fee will be the same for all players – no matter what your level of participation – you’re either in or out. (In the event that the fee poses a problem, scholarships are available – email coach to request.)

At this point I need you to address the following three items:

  1. Decide if you want to play. Even if you’re only around for only part of the season, it may still be worthwhile to sign up. You are not required to be at every scheduled game. However, if you commit to playing, you’re also committing to paying the fee.
  2. Check the schedule below; if you are going to play – get back to me back with a list of all the games you will be able to attend, regardless of which team is scheduled – if there aren’t sufficient Dan & Whit’s players for each game, I’ll fill in with Quattro players; if there aren’t sufficient Quattro players for each game, I’ll fill in with Dan & Whit’s players. If you’re not certain of your summer schedule – make your best guess for now. Players will be assigned to games based on their availability.
  3. Email me with your t-shirt size. Choices are: Children X-Large; Adult Small; Adult Medium; Adult Large.

Game Schedule:

  • Wednesday – June 17 – 6:30pm – Huntley Meadow – Dan & Whit’s Quattro vs. Hartford;
  • Sunday – June 21 – 6:00pm – Huntley Meadow – Dan & Whit’s Quattro vs. Woodstock Darkside;
  • Monday – June 22 – 6:30pm – Huntley Meadow – Dan & Whit’s vs. Claremont Women;
  • Friday – June 26 – 6:30pm – Huntley Meadow – Dan & Whit’s vs. Hartford Soccer Club;
  • Sunday – June 28 – 6:30pm – Huntley Meadow – Dan & Whit’s Quattro vs. Sunapee;
  • Wednesday – July 1 – 6:30pm – Huntley Meadow – Dan & Whit’s vs. Touchline Women;
  • Monday – July 6 – 6:30pm – Plainfield Elementary School – Dan & Whit’s vs. Lebanon Wilson Tire;
  • Wednesday – July 8 – 6:30pm – Ottaquechee Elementary School – Dan & Whit’s Quattro vs. Hartford;
  • Friday – July 10 – 6:30pm – Huntley Meadow – Dan & Whit’s Quattro vs. Touchline Women;
  • Wednesday – July 15 – Sunapee High School – Dan & Whit’s vs. Sunapee;
  • Friday – July 17 – 6:30pm – Ottaquechee Elementary School – Dan & Whit’s vs. Hartford Soccer Club;
  • Monday July 20 – 6:30pm – Huntley Meadow – Dan & Whit’s Quattro vs. Lebanon Central Supply IV.

I look forward to hearing back from you quickly. Once I have firm numbers I’ll get back to you with an exact fee amount and other details. Questions and responses to the above – dkennedy@dougkennedyadvisors.com

Summer League is a great deal of fun – I look forward to seeing you out there,

Coach Kennedy

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April 9 – Incoming Players

April 9, 2015

Thanks to those who attended the meeting for new players last night at the Richmond School. As a follow-up, I’ve posted the background information sheet we distributed for those who weren’t able to make it to the meeting.

  • Please pass information along to other potential players – and have them be in touch with me so that they can be included in my database.
  • Registration information for Summer League teams will be posted soon.

HHS Girls Soccer Overview

Soccer 2015

April 5, 2015

Yes – it is time to start thinking about HHS Soccer for the fall of 2015 . . .

  • For those of you making summer plans; Pre-Season will start with an all-player meeting (and time trial) late afternoon on Sunday August 16. The first day of school is September 2 – so there will be plenty of Pre-Season fun this year.
  • This Wednesday (April 8 at 7:00pm; Richmond Middle School, Hanover) there will be an introductory meeting for all incoming freshmen who are thinking about playing HHS soccer in the fall of 2015. This will be an opportunity to hear about the program, talk to coaches (Varsity & Reserve coaches will be there) and ask questions of current players. We encourage all who are even thinking about playing HHS soccer to come to the meeting. Come with questions and bring your friends.
  • If you are new to this website – please check the “follow” option (either at the top or bottom of the screen dependent on your browser). Once you’re a follower, you’ll receive email notice every time new information or announcements are posted.
  • Looking forward to meeting new players on Wednesday . . . Questions? – dkennedy@dougkennedyadvisors.com

Doug Kennedy

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December 29, 2014

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November 25 – Lions Cup

November 25, 2014

Congratulations to Susanna Penfield – who was selected to represent New Hampshire (and Hanover) in the 2015 Twin State Lions Cup match vs. Vermont next July.

. . . and happy Thanksgiving.

November 24 – Captains 2015

November 24, 2014

Congratulations to Eliza Laycock, Emma Riccardi and Kelly Brigham, who have been elected captains for the 2015 season . . . can’t wait for August.

November 16 – Keep Playing Soccer – Futsal

November 16, 2014

Futsal is an excellent opportunity to improve your soccer skills, get in a bit of fitness and have some fun on Sunday afternoons. Without question, those who play in the off-season are those who improve in the off-season. At one quick hour – futsal is also a great opportunity for those playing other sports to get in a weekly bit of soccer.

Futsal – Sunday afternoons from 3:00 to 4:00pm in the Norwich/Marion Cross School gym (entrance it to the rear right of the school). Wear flats or other non-marking sneakers and  bring water and a grey shirt – just like real soccer. Watt Alexander runs the program – and has been officially blessed with coach’s seal of approval.

All HHS players are welcome. Be there – play futsal – have fun!


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